In a spinoff to yesterday’s thought, which by the way was my all time best viewed post in my four years of posting, I bring you my thought for today.
The internet has changed the way many people act in today’s society, whereas before if you wanted to say something, you had to do it personally. But with the internet, people can hide behind a wall of anonymity and no longer have to be held responsible for their words.
Yesterday I spoke of a person who anonymously raised a stink about a veterans memorial park in Albia, Iowa. In stead of addressing their gripe with the local county board of supervisors, this person slithered off to a hate group in Washington D. C. to get them involved. Yes, I said the group, Americans United for Separation of Church and State is a hate group. They claim to be of all faiths coming together to keep religion out of state yet they only attack Christians while lauding other religions mixing church and state. The perfect example of this is where they applauded the Army for allowing Sikhs to wear their religious headgear while in uniform. All other military personnel for each branch have to be uniform with each other, keeping all religious symbols under their uniform, but the Sikhs not only are allowed to wear their headgear, but keep their beards as that is part of their religion too.
But this all started with one mealy mouthed coward in Monroe County who felt they were being imposed upon because a veterans park has 21 crosses in it. They did not have the intestinal fortitude to go to the board of supervisors and state their case. They did not have the backbone to address their issue with the city council. They didn’t have the courtesy to address it locally at all with anyone.
However, if they have not already done it, eventually they will tell someone in confidentiality to either brag on what they considered a victory, or to whine that they still feel they are being oppressed and that person will tell someone else, who in turn will spread the word again. Then, that person will be outed as the one who attempted to destroy rather than build.
No matter what this person’s position is in local society, they will have to pay a price for going behind the community’s back to destroy something of local value. They will have to live with the consequences of their actions as they are ostracized by their community, and they will have to realize the error of their way.
This brings me to the thought of the day –
If you cannot stand up and speak your mind publically, sit down and be quiet. ~ ME